Vagner Rocha, the first and only man to hold the Lightweight Title in Fight Time Promotions’ six-year history.
We would like to congratulate our founder and head instructor Vagner Rocha for his professional MMA victory over tough opponent, Rafael Alves, to regain the Fight Time Promotions’ Lightweight title. Vagner is the first and only man to hold the Lightweight Title in Fight Time Promotions’ six-year history.
Rocha first became the promotion’s champion at Fight Time 12 on November 2, 2012 by submitting opponent Mike Bruno in the second round by way of triangle choke. Returning for Fight Time 13, Rocha won a unanimous decision against Kamrin Naville on February 15, 2013. The Lightweight champion submitted his next two opponents in J.P. Reese (fifth-round rear-naked choke) on April 26, 2013 at Fight Time 14 and versus journeyman Randy Barroso (first-round triangle choke) on August 23, 2013 at Fight Time 16. After vacating the belt, Vagner returned to the Fight Time Promotions cage on April 22nd of this year and defeated Gabriel Miranda via TKO (punches) in the first round. Most recently, Rocha earned an amazing third-round TKO victory over Rafael Alves by way of devastating leg kicks to regain his title of Lightweight Champion on August 12, 2016.
Karla Davis, Fight Time Promotions’ founder, CEO, and event producer had this to say on the promotions Facebook page following Fight Time 32:
"Congratulations to Vagner Rocha, who is the undisputed Fight Time Promotions' Lightweight Champion. In 2012, Rocha won his first title in the Fight Time Promotions' cage and victoriously defended it twice in 2013. Rocha returned to the UFC and vacated the Fight Time Promotions' Lightweight tile, but then came back earlier this year. Last Friday, during Fight Time 32; Vagner Rocha came back to regain his title and he did! No one has held the Fight Time Promotions' Lightweight title in the company's six year history other than: Vagner Rocha. We salute this world-class professional MMA fighter not only for his performance in the cage, but outside of the Fight Time Promotions' cage as well. Vagner Rocha epitomizes what a true champion is all about: integrity, respect and tenacity."